The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

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The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

 

Website: http://www.acj.org.uk/
Location: UK
Members: 66
Latest Activity: on Tuesday

The Association for Contemporary Jewellery

is devoted to the promotion, representation, understanding and development of contemporary jewellery in the United Kingdom and abroad.

Founded as a membership association in 1997 and registered as a Limited Company in 2006, it recognises a need to foster discussion, debate and critical review and interaction amongst its members. To this end we organise conferences, lectures, seminars, workshops and an annual general meeting for our members. Our regular newsletter, findings, features reviews, information, comment, book offers and discounts and is of benefit to both our members and the wider public. We also produce a monthly e-bulletin featuring news and opportunities.

We welcome as members practising jewellers, associated designers and crafts people, educators, students, gallery owners and retailers, museum curators, critics and collectors - indeed, anyone with an interest in contemporary jewellery.


The Association for Contemporary Jewellery 
PO Box 37807 London SE23 1XJ United Kingdom 
Telephone: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4201 
Fax: + 00 44 (0)20 8291 4452 
Email: enquiries@acj.org.uk

 

WHAT WE DO

• promote greater understanding of contemporary jewellery
• support jewellers’ creative and professional development
• develop audiences for this lively field of contemporary craft and design

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Hello ACJ followers, Likers and Members. Could you comment on this post and let us know the one thing you like to see on our networks and the one thing you would prefer not to see! Thank you.

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Comment by Rebecca Skeels on September 3, 2011 at 8:06am

The Jane Phillips Award will be launched at Mission Gallery on 5th August by Nathalie Camus, Senior Applied Arts Officer, Arts Council of Wales. Intended as a memorial to Jane Phillips (1957 - 2011) Mission Gallery's first Director, the Award is a legacy to Jane's passion for mentoring and nurturing talent, consistently supporting young, emerging artists across the Visual and Applied Arts in Wales and beyond.  

The Jane Phillips Award seeks nominations for ambitious artists across the Visual and Applied Arts at the early stages of their career, who are producing work of high quality, have a clear vision and a strong commitment to career development. Candidates must be nominated for the Award by a tutor, employer or other professional and fulfill the criteria that includes; living in Wales, aged between 18-30 years and demonstrate an outstanding ability or potential in either the Visual or Applied Arts. 

The Jane Phillips Award has recruited a host of respected mentors and talent-spotters across the Visual and Applied Arts that will assist at both the assessment and development stage of each application. Each year of the Award there will be a guest selector; a respected professional working within the arts.

Application forms will be available from 5th August 2011 from mail@janephillipsaward.co.uk

 

 

 

                

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 23, 2011 at 2:09pm

Studios to Let

Are you highly motivated and developing high quality contemporary crafts?

Would your practice benefit from studio space and are you looking for somewhere to develop your business along side other makers?  

Opened in 2007, Making Space comprises 7 start-up studios for designer-crafts and visual artists and 2 fully equipped teaching spaces for jewellery and ceramics.  

Making Space is a charity with an emphasis on good quality and original contemporary visual arts.   Current tenants' art forms include: jewellery, glass, ceramics, painting, digital media, photography, textiles and illustration.

Applications are welcome from makers who are ready to take their work to the next stage of business development.  This includes makers who have completed their formal training to those currently working at home who feel their practice would benefit from being produced in a studio setting. A selection of good quality images of recent work and a 2 year business plan should be provided.

Studios are available for up to two years initially, with an option to renew the lease for a further 2 years or more. Studios are approximately 16sqm and depending on the art form, can accommodate up to 3 people sharing (at £125 per month) or one person (£200 per month).

 

Each studio has connections for gas, electricity, IT points, heating and sinks.   All studios have 24/7 access, are on the ground floor. Parking and a loading bay.

For more information please download the application pack from http://www.makingspace.org

Or email admin@makingspace.org or call 023 92472491 

Making Space is based at 2 Bishopstoke Road, Leigh Park, Havant, PO9 5BN

 

Registered Company – 04482576         Registered Charity – 1108387

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 18, 2011 at 5:29am

very welcome, hope some of them are useful for you! Let us know what you are up to and feel free to add images etc to this page!

Comment by Mark Fenn - Studiofenn on August 18, 2011 at 5:20am

Hi Rebecca, thanks for the info and your hard work

 

Mark

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 18, 2011 at 5:11am

The newly organised Vilém Flusser Residency Programme supports projects and activities which are simultaneously conceptual and practice-based. The programme is geared towards the initiation of new research or to the further development of existing projects. This is not a production grant and while a public presentation/event will be expected, there is no pressure to present finished works. Where applicable, the support of publications, exhibitions, interventions and other results of the residency may be negotiated on a project to project basis. Special priority will be given to young and/or emerging artist-researchers.

 

 

RESIDENCY

The program starts from April 2012 on as a 2 month work-and research-residency in Berlin. The applicant selected by the jury will have the oppportunity to further develop the submitted project during the time of the residency. The program includes:

 travel costs to Berlin

 accomodation costs in Berlin

 stipend of 1000 EUR per month

 studio / workspace in the Flusser Archive at the University of Arts (UDK) in Berlin.

 

Further details of the project presentation at the transmediale festival and Flusser Archive will be negotiated directly with the applicant.

http://www.transmediale.de/award/vilem-flusser-award

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 18, 2011 at 5:04am

http://humsci.stanford.edu/faculty/openings/humanities_arts

Department of Art & Art History PositionThe Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University seeks to make an appointment of an artist/designer working at the intersection of contemporary art and design at the tenured-track level of Associate Professor.  Prospective candidates might create works of art/design in areas such as social structures, community collaborations, interventionist strategies, architecture, interaction design, future technologies, relational aesthetics, environmental remediation, or other emerging areas of contemporary design practice.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 18, 2011 at 4:36am

http://www.hesainprint.com/how-to-get-involved

HESA inprint is web magazine, blog and art magazine publication. The theme for the next issue is Europe - Eurooppa. The final deadline is midnight August 30th 2011. Instructions on how to submit your work is available at http://www.hesainprint.com/how-to-get-involved. Everyone who gets their submission accepted in to the magazine will receive a free issue.

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 18, 2011 at 4:30am

Ex Lab is inviting expressions of interest from visual arts, craft and media artists for 5 specific commissions plus a number of 'open brief' opportunities as part of the Ex Lab programme. The commissions offer a supported research period, fee, production and installation costs to create site responsive work for temporary installation at outdoor and indoor locations on the coast and in galleries and non-arts venues across Dorset.

http://www.bigpic.org.uk/home/opportunities.aspx

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 18, 2011 at 4:18am

Silversmithing%20-%20reduced.pdf

Please see the attached PDF for details of our forthcoming West Dean silversmithing short courses with places available. 

 

If you would like to receive further information or to book a place, please visit our website www.westdean.org.uk/college.  In addition you can email us on bookingsoffice@westdean.org.uk, or call 0844 4994408.

 

Comment by Rebecca Skeels on August 16, 2011 at 4:01am

North Lands Creative Glass Residency further information
Metal and Glass Casting Residency3 October – 25 November 2011 
North Lands Creative Glass and Scottish Sculpture Workshop are working in partnership to offer an eight week residency for four visual artists with a high level of experience in casting processes. We are looking for two sculptors and two glass artists who have an interest in exploring new forms of making through collaboration.
Applications for artists working in sculpture should be sent to: email: office@ssw.org.ukScottish Sculpture Workshop1 Main Street, Lumsden, Aberdeenshire AB54 4JN SCOTLANDTelephone +44(0)1464 861372

 

info attached

Metal%20and%20Glass%20Casting%20Residency%20Further%20Information.doc

 

 

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